The Minnesota Lynx continued their undefeated start to the 2012 season, improving to 8-0 - the third-best record to begin a season in league history - with a 79-55 win over the Storm Wednesday. In a matchup of the best and worst offenses in the WNBA, the Storm struggled to find a rhythm offensively outside of the second quarter. Minnesota opened up a 17-point lead after one quarter and, when the Storm cut the advantage down to seven early in the third quarter, responded by holding the Storm scoreless for more than five and a half minutes during a 13-0 run that effectively ended the game.
The most positive development for the Storm was Tanisha Wright getting back on track after a slow start to the season offensively. Wright scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting, her first double-digit effort of the year. The Storm's bench scored 25 points, including eight from Tina Thompson and seven with five rebounds from Victoria Dunlap. Veteran Taj McWilliams-Franklin paced five Lynx players in double figures by scoring 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting. Minnesota, which played without leading scorer Seimone Augustus, also got a career-high 14 points from rookie Devereaux Peters.
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"Sometimes you learn more when you lose. Unfortunately we've been doing a lot of that, so hopefully we're learning from this and we'll be able to turn it around."
- Sue Bird
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Tanisha Wright came up with 14 points and three steals to lead the Storm.
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